Glen Dale Blankinship
September 20, 2013, 10:33 am by Staff Reports
Glen Dale Blankinship, 68, of Granite Shoals, left this earth to be with Christ, Friday, Sept. 13.
He was born in Houston on March 29, 1945 to Oran Lee Blankinship & Ruby (Nettles) Blankinship.
He worked and lived in many different places over the years. Many of those years were in Odessa, Texas.
He worked as a journeyman plumber much of his life. He was highly respected for his knowledge in that field.
He married Joyce Ann Tiner, in 1964, and together they raised four children.
Later he moved to Marble Falls. He was employed by the Burnet CISD, from where he eventually retired in 2010.
He is survived by his sister, Wanda (Ben) Wickliff of Odessa and his brother, Keith (Deborah) Blankinship of Livingston, as well as, the mother of his children, Joyce, their four children, Lorrie (Jimmy) Norris, Glenda (Kenny) Vardeman, Shelia (Rodney) Fryou, and Todd (Jeannie) Blankinship all from Odessa. He is also survived by 10 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, ex-wife, Jan, numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Glen was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, Roy Blankinship and Dub Blankinship and his sisters, Nancy Hawkins, Ruby Clark and Carol Humphrey.
He will be greatly and deeply missed by all that knew and loved him.
Glen worked hard his whole life; supporting his wife & children to the best of his abilities. But as anyone could tell you, he had an unending passion for the outdoors. He would rather be off hunting,fishing or tromping around in the woods than anything else.
It had been said of Glen many times, that he should have been born 150 years ago, as that time period would have been better suited to his lifestyle. Glen did not meet many strangers. He talked to everyone he met. He was quick to lend a hand and would give the shirt from his back if he felt that you needed it more.
Graveside service will be Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013 at 10 a.m. at Marble Falls City Cemetery with Charles Waugh officiating.
Condolences may be offered at www.clementswilcoxfuneralhome.com
Arrangements are under the direction of Clements-Wilcox funeral Home of Marble Falls.
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